Since before the fall, men and women have yearned for things they cannot have. In the garden, Eve wanted the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. In contemporary Christendom, we hunger for a Chick-Fil-A sandwich on Sunday: the Forbidden Sandwich. All Chick-Fil-As are closed every Sunday, to honor the Sabbath. My idea is to open a Chick-Fil-A location and staff it entirely with Jews and Seventh-Day Adventists. That way, we could be closed on Saturday for the Sabbath, and open on Sunday. We'd clean up on the Baptist and Methodist traffic, not to mention NFL tailgate parties. Superbowl Sunday? We'd make enough to carry us through the rest of the year.
There's something that bothers me about the otherwise wonderful experience of eating at Chick-Fil-A. It's that quote from Turett Cathy on the back wall: "Food is essential to life. Therefore, make it good." I guess it just reminds me of the moivie Animal House where the statue of the college's founder, Emil Faber, bears his most famous quote on its pedistal: "Knowledge is Good". Mr. Cathy's quote is, I'm afraid, about as banal, but without the humor. '..make it good' what kind of good? Good for you? Tastes good? Good for the environment? A good value? I think Mr. Cathy needs a better ghostwriter to come up with a snappier line that could go on the back wall. How about "Chicken sandwiches aren't really essential to life, therefore we can fry 'em up and make them taste real good without killing you"? Probably too honest. How about "In your eye, Colonel Sanders"? Too confrontational. Maybe "You kids better not open these things on Sundays after I'm dead and gone!" Probably the most remembered, but not a public saying. Help me out here, what would be a better Truett Cathy quote?